Exhibit wants society to "rethink" relationship with plastics

02/05/2013

"Can you imagine life before plastics?"

It's probably safe to assume the answer is no. But keep in mind, more than 50 years ago plastics wasn't nearly as present in our daily lives.

A new exhibit at Burke Museum of National History and Culture at The University of Washington is gaining attention for exploring the ways plastics changed material culture.

Plastics Unwrapped looks at how plastics have evolved with topics ranging from life before plastics to the effects of plastic on our health and the environment, according to a news release announcing its opening.

I recently talked with Exhibit Coordinator Ruth Pelz and she told me when the idea came about to have an exhibit focused on plastics, it was met with a lot of excitement.
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